My [plastic free] Toilet Paper

So I have been on the hunt to find toilet paper not wrapped in plastic. In the States I could at least always find single rolls wrapped in paper, but that has not been the case so far here in Norway. (If they are here they must be hiding very well!) I am not exactly on the ‘No Plastic Challenge‘, but I am working as hard as I can to eliminate our plastic use. We are first refusing plastic if we can. So that means no new shopping bags, no produce bags and no plastic packaging.

So the toilet paper was really starting to bother me, I can buy 6 rolls at a time (sometimes I find a 12 pack – yep, no Costo here). So knowing that the toilet paper packaging is not marked and is a soft plastic bothered me very much since I knew it was rather hopeless to be recycled. So the solution: Toilet Paper from Edet, it is packaged in bioplastic!

Edet had toilet paper called ‘Soft Eco’. Here is why I think it is a winner: it is made ​​of 100% recycled fiber and packed in bio-degradable plastic (aka bio plastic), its packaging and paper sleeve can be composted. The tube/sleeve is smaller the normal to make it fit more paper on each roll. Which means more can be transported in one truck, cutting production, packaging, and transportation cost and emissions. For every tree that is used (for the tubes i guess, or mabe boxes?) they plant 3 in its place. They transport only if they have to by air – minimal air transportation. It is produced in Scandinavia. And they have cut there CO2 emmisions by 80% and create there own energy from there waste.

2 Responses

  1. Jolie November 15, 2013 / 19:37

    I just thought I would let you know I love your blog. I eat a whole foods diet and I went from being sick all the time to hardly ever getting sick at all. I love all of your advice, especially the one about the toothpaste. It never dawned on me that I don’t really HAVE to use toothpaste! I will experiment around with some different things. Can you just use coconut oil by itself to brush or coconut oil and salt?

    Also, your post here about toilet paper. Have you ever considered doing away with it? It would save a lot of money and save a lot of paper waste. I lived in Thailand for a couple of years and they don’t use TP so I became quite use to it. They either use a hand held sprayer that you attach to the back of your toilet or they just use a large bucket of water and bowl. You can google thai toilets for the details. I have the hand sprayer attached to mine even though I’m living back in the States. It just seems cleaner and saves me a lot of money. Just thought I would throw that out there for you. 🙂

    • Fonda LaShay November 26, 2013 / 21:10

      thanks! You can use just coconut oil, I have heard of many people doing that 🙂

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